BUILDING DUBAI SKYSCRAPER 2007 ARCHITECTURE
Skyscrapers with a Twist
A steel helix with hundreds of apartments over the Marina, the Infinity Tower 2006 SOM Architects Skidmore Owing Merrill.
Double curved ovoid shells on a podium: The Iris Bay Tower was designed in 2006 by ATKINS architects to answer the challenges of sustainable design.
The 58-storey commercial U-Bora Tower 2005 by AEDAS and the white concrete O-14 Tower with a loadbearing exo-skeleton designed in 2006 by architects Reiser + Unemoto of New York. The innovative exterior shell, who also doubles as a sunshade, shifts away from the current curtainwall system in Dubai and helps cooling and reducing the energy consumption.
The Sama Tower designed 2006 by W.S. Atkins Achitects was scaled down from 78 storeys on 330 meter to 49 floors on 194 meter because of nearby DXB airport flying paths.
Another skyscraper at the new Business Bay
development, the sleek Vision Tower 2006 by
Thompson Ventulett Stainback & Associates with
16 elevators serving 60 floors on 260 meter height.
The OMNIYAT Tower at Business Bay 2007 by Kling Consult. The 30-floor freehold office building offers all modern amenities.
Twin 49-storeys Park Towers at DIFC the Dubai International Financial Center 2007 by Gensler Architects 4 Damac Properties.
Construction of The Bay Gate started in 2006. Topped-out in 2010 at Business Bay the 240 meter skyscraper is a design of German architects BRT Bothe Richter Teherani of Hamburg.
The 51-storey luxury hotel tower The Conrad along Sheikh Zayed Road 2008 by architects W.S. Atkins Middle-East. The 13-level automated car park building with an open-air recreation area on top at the backside is connected by a steel truss bridge.
The Abdulrahman Siddik Mosque on Palm Jumeirah was designed in 2008 by Yaghmour Architects of Jordan as the first modern, contemporary style place of worship of the Emirates.